Following many successful years in rallying, with six national championship wins followed by a further national championship win in Rallysprint, the team decided it was time for a further challenge in RallyX.
Widely known as the most technically challenging of all motorsport disciplines, the team tackled it head on with instant success in their Mitsubishi Evolution 9, and more recently the latest model Mitsubishi Evolution 10.
The team were the first to try the transverse engine route – even though they knew the challenges to the transmission were massive. This transverse engine location is now adopted by many of the top world championship teams because of the advantages in traction.
The current Mitsubishi Evolution 10 is unique worldwide and is used extensively as a test bed for transmission components. Transmitting 550 HP and with 600 lbs Ft of torque, it remains one of the fastest cars in the UK.
RallyX cars are renowned for their acceleration, being faster than an F1 car to 100 KPH (under two seconds) and having to run on both tarmac and loose surfaces. This makes an ideal test bed for any racing transmission and development of new products and materials continues.